To address what appear to be incorrect / speculative rumours, the following announcement has been issued by Peel (owners of the Manchester Ship Canal Company, and Warburton Bridge Road):
(26th July 2022):
"A spokesperson for the Manchester Ship Canal Company said:
“Following a routine engineering inspection, we have installed temporary traffic lights and single-lane traffic, and have removed all toll charges on Warburton Toll Bridge. The bridge remains fully operational and safe, although the toll booth and staff are not needed whilst a single-lane is enforced. We expect this to take up to three months.
Discussions regarding the ongoing maintenance and repair of Warburton Toll Bridge continue and plans are currently under review, submitted as part of the Transport and Works Act Order”
Warburton Toll Bridge Administrator
(Please note my days of work are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)"